Carivintas Winery


The genesis of our name: Carivintas Winery
Caritas: charity (syn. philanthropy), an affection for giving to humanity [Latin] 
Vin: wine [French] Caritas + Vin: blending wine with philanthropy— Carivintâs
Blending wine with Philanthropy 
We started the winery with three things in mind: to do something we enjoy and love; make a decent living; and give back to the community. You’ll notice the art on our labels is of animals and various wildlife scenes. These are all paintings of rescued animals and treasured or endangered environs. We are affiliated with non-profit groups such as Best Friends Animal Society, Return to Freedom, and many other animal shelters and support groups around the country. A portion of our profits are donated to these groups every year. 
We designed our tasting room to be comfortable and inviting. We asked ourselves “what keeps us from going wine tasting?”

Some of the answers were:

  • we can’t take the kids with us, they’d drive us crazy!
  • we can’t take the dogs with us, wineries don’t allow pets.
  • tasting rooms close early.
  • tasting rooms can be pretentious and stuffy.

So, we created a relaxing tasting room where pets and kids are welcome.

  • Free blazing fast Wi-Fi.
  • a big screen TV to stream movies. 
  • dog beds, water, and treats always available. 
  • we’re open later than others: until 7pm most days. 
  • no pretentiousness allowed. 
  • there’s always music playing.
  • beautiful art on the walls.



476 First Street
Solvang, California




Hours - Call to Verify

12 to 7-ish Mon-Thu

(Closed Tue/Weds Jan-Mar)

11 to 7-ish Fri-Sun


**Covid-19: During the current pandemic, our hours are variable and we are under changing health department rules. Please check with us before coming.**

Dog Friendly

Family Friendly

Open Later than Others

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